Japan Top Weekly Video Game Ranking: May 23, 2022 to May 29, 2022

Units sold for hardware for the week between May 23 and May 29 are rather lacklustre with most consoles reporting fewer sales from the prior week. Despite the strong turnout of 60,877 units sold for Switch consoles, it is a setback from previous week’s 64,839 units by 6.11% as sales of its Switch OLED machines drag, reporting 25.66% fewer units sold from last week’s 41,302 units. The PlayStation 5 vanilla noted a small uplift in sales by 5.48% week-on-week whereas its Digital Edition slowed down by as much as 12.29% to put its total weekly sales at 14,830 units, 3.73% more than the week before. Both Xbox Series consoles are down sharply after a healthy turnout the week before. Units sold are 64.37% less at a total of 2,541 units. PlayStation 4 vanilla and New 2DS LL are 20.00% and 35.94% lower than their performance the week ago, respectively.

Sales of Hardware

Hardware Weekly Sales Change Lifetime Sales
Switch 21,612 (↑23.17%) 18,327,035
Switch Lite 8,563 (↑19.05%) 4,734,788
Switch OLED 30,702 (↓25.66%) 1,829,023
PS5 13,495 (↑5.48%) 1,411,378
PS5 Digital Edition 1,335 (↓12.29%) 238,567
Xbox Series X 887 (↓8.18%) 101,322
Xbox Series S 1,654 (↓73.17%) 113,227
PS4 16 (↓20.00%) 7,819,584
New 2DS LL 164 (↓35.94%) 1,186,379

It is thanks to the wonderful people over at Famitsu that we get to see these charts on a weekly basis, so be sure to head over to their site here and show them lots of love! In addition, all the data you find below is accessible via Famitsu right here.

As for software, the Top 10 list only sees one new release for the week with the visual novel game Radiant Tale taking the 4th spot at 7,311 copies sold in its first 4 days. According to Play-asia, the title is described as follows:

Today’s customers at Rebel where Tifalia works, are a unique group of people who called themselves the CIRCUS.

Their first performance was not a success. Tifalia forces to join as an assistant and producer after hearing “What is lacking in the current CIRCUS is mediocre like you!”

She was worried all night wondering how she going on a journey, but with her family’s words, she decided to participate.

A crazy dragon that loves to tickle, a spikey clown that doesn’t make you laugh, a water creature who doesn’t want to use water magic, an acrobat who doesn’t know how to entertain, a drunkard furball, an unmotivated leader, and an amateur producer who just joined.

Will they be able to perform successfully in front of crowds?


You can also check out its promotional video below to get a sense of how the game will be like which (the video) was released in February this year.  

Video Game Software Top 10

1. Nintendo Switch Sports (↓7.89%)
Sales: 32,321
Lifetime Sales: 419,522
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 29, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

2. Hoshi no Kirby Discovery (↓1.03%)
Sales: 12,720
Lifetime Sales: 736,287
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon

3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (↓22.68%)
Sales: 9,938
Lifetime Sales: 4,652,766
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

4. Radiant Tale (NEW)
Sales: 7,311
Lifetime Sales: 7,311
Developer / Publisher: Idea Factory
Platform: Switch
Release Date: May 26, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan

5. Minecraft (↑12.74%)
Sales: 7,262
Lifetime Sales: 2,655,548
Developer / Publisher: Microsoft Japan
Platform: Switch
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

6. eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (↓21.04%)
Sales: 5,693
Lifetime Sales: 177,208
Developer / Publisher: KONAMI
Platform: Switch
Release Date: April 21, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan

7. Ring Fit Adventure (↓0.53%)
Sales: 5,217
Lifetime Sales: 3,162,189
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 18, 2019
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (↑3.62%)
Lifetime Sales: 4,889,720
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Link (JPN): Amazon
Link (ENG): Amazon

9. Taikou Risshiden V DX (↓80.66%)
Sales: 4,198
Lifetime Sales: 25,908
Developer / Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games
Platform: Switch
Release Date: May 19, 2022
Link (JPN): CDJapan

10. Mario Party Superstars (↓5.79%)
Sales: 3,434
Lifetime Sales: 971,212
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Nintendo

Video Game Software Top 11 – 30

Rank Status Title Weekly Sales Lifetime Sales
11   The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch 3,422 2,032,553
12 NEW The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails Switch 3,275 3,275
13   Pokémon Legends: Arceus Switch 3,236 2,253,394
14   Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch 3,200 7,258,536
15   Splatoon 2 Switch 2,860 4,083,944
16   Monster Hunter Rise Best Price Switch 2,832 60,516
17 NEW Pac-Man Museum + Switch
2,382 2,382
18   Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Switch 2,238 980,826
19   Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! Switch 2,144 2,660,845
20   eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 PS4 2,072 89,976
21   Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Switch 1,743 2,549,538
22   Pokémon Sword and Shield Switch 1,533 4,343,895
23   Human: Fall Flat Switch 1,284 262,025
24   Gran Turismo 7 PS5 1,265 101,133
25 NEW Enzai Shikkou Yuugi Yurukill Switch
1,261 1,261
26   Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Switch 1,259 1,050,755
27   Kirby Star Allies Switch 1,202 983,620
28   Elden Ring PS4 1,164 343,591
29   Futari de! Nyanko Daisensou Switch 1,143 143,897
30   Gran Turismo 7 PS4 1,070 117,019

As always, if you find any issues with the lists above, please do not hesitate to let me know! Also, don’t shy away from dropping a comment or two down below and share your thoughts with us!

Source: Famitsu

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